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Flying home

作者:山饽鳅  时间:2019-03-06 02:15:01  人气:

A unique fossil from the late Triassic period which was put up for auction last week has been saved for science. The fossil of Icarosaurus siefkeri—the earliest known flying reptile—was in the American Museum of Natural History in New York for decades. Recently its discoverer, Alfred Siefker, decided to sell. Last week, businessman Dick Spight bought it for $167 000 and returned it to the museum. “We’re all very happy about this and we owe Dick Spight our thanks,